Following the events of Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup, the public was exposed to the sad reality of horse racing. Many did not know that horses do commonly die on Australian racetracks – in fact, one horse dies every 2.9 days here in Australia.
Validating our serious concerns for racehorses, it has been discovered two more have died since the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.
‘Rollem’ was killed at a rac
Melbourne Cup Day was a tragic day in Australian racing – but it was also representative of regular occurrences on the racetrack.
Admire Rakti, Caulfield Cup winner who came all the way from Japan and was the Melbourne Cup favourite, collapsed and died post-race. An autopsy the next day found that he suffered from a heart attack – showing the enormous physiological stress these animals are under.
The racing industry has today had our controversial billboard featuring a dead horse removed.
We received an email notifying us of morning removal at 10.45 pm last night. This just shows how low the racing industry will stoop to silence the fact that they recklessly and needlessly kill horses. The horse featured on the billboard was killed by them, not us.
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